City

Korb, Univ. face lawsuit

May 3, 2007 • 0
A Yale junior has filed a $20 million lawsuit against Gregory Korb ’09, whom she had accused of sexual assault in 2005, and against the University, in an effort to hold the University accountable for its handling of sexual assault cases and what the suit describes as its lax supervision of underage drinking. The plaintiff’s »
University

Court rules on flag arson

April 27, 2007 • 0
A Yale student charged with burning an American flag hanging from a Chapel Street home earlier this month was asked to perform community service, while charges against two other students were dismissed. According to the New Haven Superior Court clerk’s office, Hyder Akbar ’07 — who through his lawyer had previously admitted to burning the »
City

Embattled cop, city bondsmen indicted

April 26, 2007 • 0
New Haven Police Department Lt. William “Billy” White and three New Haven bail bondsmen were indicted by a federal grand jury Wednesday, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Connecticut announced yesterday. According to the first of the two indictments, White was charged with two counts of theft of government funds, relating to two »
University

Alert system won’t change

April 23, 2007 • 0
University officials do not plan to change emergency procedures radically in response to last week’s shootings at Virginia Tech, but they said they are constantly looking for new technology and methods to reach students in a crisis. In the wake of last week’s events, colleges and universities across the country have announced their intentions to »
City

Plea hearing postponed for accused flag burners

April 19, 2007 • 0
A plea hearing scheduled for Wednesday for the Yale students charged with burning a flag hanging from a Chapel Street home two weeks ago has been postponed. The plea hearings for Farhad Anklesaria ’10 and Nikolaos Angelopoulos ’10 are now scheduled for April 25, according to the New Haven Superior Court clerk’s office. The plea »
University

Elis react to college massacre

April 17, 2007 • 0
The Yale community expressed shock and concern at a shooting rampage at Virginia Polytechnic Institute that left 32 people and a gunman dead Monday morning. Students with links to the school spent the day trying to determine if their friends and family were harmed, while Yale President Richard Levin reached out to Virginia Tech’s president »
City

White gets pension amidst controversy

April 13, 2007 • 0
The city Police and Fire Pension Board voted Thursday to grant retirement to a police officer who was arrested last month on federal corruption charges, despite the Board of Police Commissioners’ vote to terminate him last week. Mayor John DeStefano’s office expressed outrage at the retirement approval as well as the board’s decision to give »
City

State Senate votes to provide Plan B to rape victims in Catholic hospitals

April 13, 2007 • 0
The Connecticut Senate voted Wednesday to pass an amended version of a bill to provide emergency contraception to rape victims in hospitals, with changes aimed at appeasing the state’s four Catholic hospitals. According to new language in the bill — which was passed by a voice, rather than a roll-call, vote — Catholic hospitals would »
City

Three Elis’ plea hearing for burning a flag postponed until next week

April 11, 2007 • 0
The plea hearing for three Yale students charged last week with burning an American flag attached to a Chapel Street home was postponed yesterday. Hyder Akbar ’07, Nikolaos Angelopoulos ’10 and Farhad Anklesaria ’10 had their plea hearing, originally scheduled for Tuesday, rescheduled to April 18, according to court officials. All three were charged with »
City

Lawyer: Fire was a ‘prank’

April 6, 2007 • 0
Three Yale students arrested for burning an American flag attached to a house were not politically motivated, their lawyer said Thursday. The attorney, William Dow, said that Hyder Akbar ’07 takes full responsibility for lighting the flag on fire early Tuesday morning. Nikolaos Angelopoulos ’10 and Farhad Anklesaria ’10, who were with Akbar at the »
City

Police Commissioners fires two officers for alleged crimes

April 6, 2007 • 0
The Board of Police Commissioners voted unanimously Wednesday to fire two narcotics officers who are the subject of federal corruption charges. At a closed-door hearing at the New Haven Police Department, the commissioners considered Chief Francisco Ortiz’s request that Lt. William “Billy” White and Detective Justen Kasperzyk be fired for their alleged crimes, which were »
City

Two still held in burning of flag

April 5, 2007 • 0
After their arrest Tuesday for burning an American flag hanging from a Chapel Street home, two Yale students remained incarcerated as of Wednesday afternoon, though the third student was released on bail Tuesday night. According to court records, Hyder Akbar ’07, Nikolaos Angelopoulos ’10 and Farhad Anklesaria ’10 were charged with multiple counts of second-degree »